The Green Bay Packers could target Ohio State player
The Green Bay Packers are expected to look at a few key positions during the year’s NFL draft. The Packers are in serious need of help with their defensive line/pass rush. They will also be looking to add help at pass-catching positions as they build around quarterback Jordan Love this offseason. The Packers could be looking to plug in one of their holes with a player they see at the Ohio State Pro Day.
According to Albert Breer with NBC Sports, general manager Brian Gutekunst will attend the Ohio State Pro Day.
Non-Panthers GMs/HCs credentialed for Ohio State Pro Day.
• Bills GM Brandon Beane
• Commanders GM Martin Mayhew
• Giants HC Brian Daboll/GM Joe Schoen
• Packers GM Brian Gutekunst
• Raiders HC Josh McDaniels/GM Dave Ziegler
• Saints HC Dennis Allen/GM Mickey Loomis
— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) March 21, 2023
The Packers could take an Ohio State wide receiver
One player Gutekunst will likely have his eye on at the Pro Day event is wide receiver Jaxon Smith-Njigba. Smith-Njigba admitted to reporters during the NFL Scouting Combine he met with the Packers. He’s considered to be one of the best wide receiver prospects in the draft and should be available around where the Packers can draft him in April.
Smith-Njigba would make sense for the Packers to take next month. The Packers’ current trio of starters at wide receiver is coming into their second season in the NFL. Veterans Allen Lazard and Randall Cobb won’t be in Green Bay next season. Gutekunst will now have the opportunity to view JSN up close.
Here’s a link to Jaxon Smith-Njigba’s NFL Draft Profile by WSH.